Restoring From Jailbroken Backup on New 3G?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Mystikal, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Mystikal macrumors 68020


    Oct 4, 2007
    Irvine, CA
    So I lost my iphone sunday and am getting one from a friend tonight. My 3G was extremely customized with lockinfo and categories and categoriesSB, etc. If I jailbreak this new 3G, and restore from that backup, what exactly will happen if I have nothing installed? I know its best to start completely fresh after a JB, but I have some savedata I dont want to lose for the 2nd time...

    Would all my apps go back on the phone but in completely random places? Would my backup install mobilesubstrate addons without me doing it manually in Cydia?
    Would all of my hidden apps suddenly appear?
    Would it just be smarter to install the basics of what I had then restore from backup?

    Thanks for the help.
  2. iphonegeek786 macrumors 6502


    Nov 18, 2009
    Yes, iTunes doesn't store jailbroken data. I would highly recomend starting again but only if you can (3.1.3).
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Restore from backup will restore your contacts, texts, photos and appdata from official iTunes apps.
    It won't restore any cydia or jb items you installed. You will have to do that manually or thru pkgbackup if you had that purchased.
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Here's whats restored back to the iphone from backup thru itunes:

    •Safari bookmarks, cookies, history, and currently open pages
    •Map bookmarks, recent searches, and the current location displayed in Maps
    •Application settings, preferences, and data
    •Address Book and Address Book favorites
    •Calendar accounts
    •Call history
    •Mail accounts
    •YouTube bookmarks
    •SMS messages
    •Saved suggestion corrections (these are saved automatically as you reject suggested corrections)
    •Camera roll (photos and screen shots taken by the iPhone)
    •Voicemail token (this is not the Voicemail password, but is used for validation when connecting. This is only restored to a phone with the same phone number on the SIM card.)
    •Web clips
    •Network settings (saved wifi spots, VPN settings, network preferences)
    •Paired Bluetooth devices (which can only be used if restored to the same phone that did the backup)
    •Keychain (this includes email account passwords, Wi-Fi passwords, and passwords you enter into websites and some other applications. The keychain can only be restored from backup to the same iPhone or iPod touch. If you are restoring to a new device, you will need to fill in these passwords again.)
    •Managed Configurations/Profiles
    •List of External Sync Sources (Mobile Me, Exchange ActiveSync)
    •Microsoft Exchange account configurations
    •Nike+iPod saved workouts and settings
    •App Store Application data (except the Application itself, its tmp and Caches folder).
    •Videos in camera roll
    •Per app preferences allowing use of location services
    •Offline web application cache/database
    •Voice memos
    •Autofill for web pages
    •Trusted hosts that have certificates that cannot be verified
    •Web sites approved to get the location of the device
    •In-app purchases
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    I highly recommend getting PkgBackup, AptBackup, and Springback for the future.

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